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Im The Man That Built The Bridges
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Im The Man That Built The Bridges Chords And Lyrics by Tom Paxton

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Im The Man That Built The Bridges
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Tom Paxton used to play this song at The Gaslight Cafe In Greenwich Village in Manhattan in the early 1960's when artists like Dylan, Baez and others played there.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = 4th fret
  • Rhythm = use a root down up down up down up and repeat
  • Picking = No
  • Chords = C, F, G, C7

Im The Man That Built The Bridges Lyrics

I cleared the rocks and timber from the wild New England shore
I labored long and hard to make it grow
I built the first log cabins and I raised a family
Told King George and all his Redcoats where to go

I'm the man that built the bridges I'm the man that laid the track
I'm the man that built this country with my shoulders and my back
I'm the man that built the power dams and oiled all the cars
And I laid down the cornerstone for this great land of ours

I'm the boy that drove the wagons when the people headed west
Dug canals and pulled the barges on their way
I built and ran the factories cut the timber for your homes
Drove the oxen when I cut and baled the hay

I'm the man that built the bridges I'm the man that laid the track
I'm the man that built this country with my shoulders and my back
I'm the man that built the power dams and oiled all the cars
And I laid down the cornerstone for this great land of ours

I built the old sod shanties and I raised the prairie towns
I made the railroad run from sea to sea
I raised and drove the cattle to feed a growing land
And the mining towns are there because of me

I'm the man that built the bridges I'm the man that laid the track
I'm the man that built this country with my shoulders and my back
I'm the man that built the power dams and oiled all the cars
And I laid down the cornerstone for this great land of ours

I stoked the mighty furnaces and rolled the flamin' steel
I operated oil rigs and wells
And when the country needed them, I built the planes and tanks
To send the tyrants down to fry in Hell

I'm the man that built the bridges I'm the man that laid the track
I'm the man that built this country with my shoulders and my back
I'm the man that built the power dams and oiled all the cars
And I laid down the cornerstone for this great land of ours

Well, my face may not be pretty and my clothes are not the best
And there ain't no bigshots in my family tree
But if you're wonderin' who it was that made this country great
You don't have to look no further, it was me

I'm the man that built the bridges I'm the man that laid the track
I'm the man that built this country with my shoulders and my back
I'm the man that built the power dams and oiled all the cars
And I laid down the cornerstone for this great land of ours

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